Allow time for students to focus on and learn about their breathing! Do this all while implementing a Math focus as you count the number of breaths as the foundation for story problems.
Students begin this activity by going through their mindful movement for the day that is focused on belly breathing with the breathing ball. Then they incorporate math into their breathing by learning how to count their breaths and calculating the amount of breaths taken within different time periods. The activity ends with a reflection after going through the movement one more time. They finally reflect on "What is belly breathing and why is it important? When might you use belly breathing?"
- Lesson Plan
- Guided Breathing video
- Calculating Breaths Activity
- Belly Breathing Reflection Activity
- PowerPoint explaining activity with a 30 second timer for activity